News tagged with problems

The bottom line on sustainability

Climate change, pollution, dwindling natural resources, diminishing fresh water supplies… the list of problems we face as a species in the twenty-first century continues to grow. Many of the environmental problems are sadly ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Kids' health suffers when parents go to jail

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people currently behind bars. How this affects their families is the subject of a new UC Irvine study, which found significant health and ...

Sep 03, 2014
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Cutting emissions pays for itself, research shows

Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead ...

Aug 24, 2014
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The ethics of driverless cars

Jason Millar, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy, spends a lot of time thinking about driverless cars. Though you aren't likely to be able to buy them for 10 years, he says there are a number ...

Aug 21, 2014
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Developers explore game experience for the blind

Wait, researchers are talking about a video game for the blind? Come again? Not impossible. Game designers, reports the BBC, have been working on bringing the game experience to the blind and those with vision ...

Aug 20, 2014 weblog
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